If a child is considered to be suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm the local authority will make them the subject of a child protection plan (in England) or add them to a child protection register (in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).
We’ve created a series of factsheets pulling together the most up-to-date statistics on children who are the subject to child protection plan or on a child protection register for each of the UK nations.
Each factsheet sets out:
- the number of children who are the subject of a child protection plan or on a child protection register
- the reasons children are the subject of a plan or on a register
- the age and gender of children who are the subject of a plan or on a register.